Synonyms of phosphorus


1. phosphorus, P, atomic number 15, chemical element, element

usage: a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms

2. morning star, daystar, Phosphorus, Lucifer, planet, major planet

usage: a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky

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